Peachtree City Officials Recognized as Part of National Public Service Recognition Week

Point University to Honor Local Mayor, Fire and Rescue Chief, Chief of Police, and Four City Councilmen at May 3 Ceremony in Peachtree City

This Thursday during the Peachtree City Council meeting, seven of the community's top public administrators will be lauded for their excellence, innovation, creativity and leadership when Point University recognizes them as part of our nation's annual Public Service Recognition Week. Celebrated since 1985, the recognition is organized by the Public Employees Roundtable and supported by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

"We salute and recognize the contributions of the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees," said Kristie Roberts-Lewis, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for Point University's new Master of Public Administration program and executive council member for the Georgia chapter of ASPA. "Our hope, aligned with the mission of Public Service Recognition week, is that these seven public servants will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride and be encouraged to 'pay it forward' and recognize their own employees and colleagues this week and beyond for their excellence in public service."

Point University will recognize these leaders during the city council meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The honorees, who all have at least five years of public service under their belts, are:

  • Post 4 Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst
  • Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, the first female Mayor of Peachtree City, currently serving her second term with a focus on infrastructure across the city
  • Post 2 Peachtree City Councilman Mike King
  • Post 3 Peachtree City Councilman Kevin Madden
  • Chief of Police Janet Moon, the first female to hold this position in Peachtree City
  • Peachtree City Fire and Rescue Chief Jo O’Conor, who oversees four stations in the city
  • Post 1 Peachtree City Councilman Phil Prebor

MEDIA NOTE: Advance interviews with Roberts-Lewis are available, and media may speak to her and the honorees on-site. To schedule advance interviews, use the media contacts to the left. On-site contact is Roberts-Lewis.

Public administrators should note that Point University will host ASPA Georgia's annual conference in March 2019 at the university's Peachtree City location. Roberts-Lewis will serve as program chair for the conference. She and Point University will also host the 2020 National Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA), a section of ASPA, when she assumes the section's national presidency. For more information about Point University's online Master of Public Administration degree, visit

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